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| Alfred McCoy |
(academic, historian, researcher)
|Born||8 June 1945|
|Interests|| • global drug trade|
• South East Asia
• CIA/Drug trafficking
- 1972 - The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia, one of the first exposes of drug trafficking by the CIA. McCoy reports that the US deep state tried and failed to suppress its publication, but were unsuccessful after since his academic supervisor, Bernhard Dahm, was not susceptible to pressure.
- 2006 - A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
- 2012 - Torture and Impunity - exploring the political and cultural dynamics of America’s post 9/11 debate over interrogation.
A Document by Alfred McCoy
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:The Real American Exceptionalism||essay||24 February 2015||US/Exceptionalism||An overview of the rights which the US has claimed for itself as the lone superpower: international laws are strictly optional, to be followed only when convenient. "There is a clear correlation between state secrecy and the rule of law — as one grows, the other surely shrinks."|
A Quote by Alfred McCoy
|Mind control||“In late 2002, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld appointed General Geoffrey Miller to command Guantanamo with wide latitude for interrogation, making this prison an ad hoc behavioral laboratory. Moving beyond the CIA’s original attack on sensory receptors universal to all humans, Guantanamo’s interrogators stiffened the psychological assault by exploring Arab “cultural sensitivity” to sexuality, gender identity, and fear of dogs. General Miller also formed Behavioral Science Consultation teams of military psychologists who probed each detainee for individual phobias[...].”||2006|